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Gold - Visualized in Bullion Bars ~ You might think with Jupiter’s impending return to Leo that gold prices will witness an upsurge, since it is the metal traditionally connected with the Lion. This week’s recommended site has a few facts and figures about one of mankind’s obsessions, such as how all the gold in the world combined equals a cube just 68 feet (20.73m) across.
Google Feud ~ Google Feud is a web game based on the Google API. You choose questions from one of four categories and try to guess how Google is most likely to autocomplete your query. It’s a bit like the US game show Family Feud, or Family Fortunes in the UK. But instead of guessing what the public said, the results are pulled directly from the search engine itself…
Google Translate ~ For webmasters not so long ago, reaching the largest audience you could meant several lengthy translations of your entire website. Huge swathes of the Web were beyond the average surfer, but that is not true anymore, with this fantastic service from Google bringing so many languages within the comprehension of everybody.
Greg’s Cable Map ~ Greg Mahlknecht from South Africa is a software developer, but he works diligently on this website in his spare time. In an era of almost trouble-free global telecommunication, it is humbling to realise so much comes down to cables laid on and beneath the ocean floor that are typically just 69 mm in diameter, connecting everywhere except Antarctica so far.
Help Arturo, the Polar Bear ~ Rapidly becoming an Internet sensation, this is the story of an old polar bear, trapped in a desert location called Mendoza in Argentina with only eighteen inches of stagnant water to wallow in and no companionship for two years. With summer temperatures of 40°C around the corner, take a minute to sign this petition and do something worthwhile.
Hermitary ~ Resources and reflections on hermits and solitude is the subtitle and I couldn’t put it better myself. It’s a very informative and worthy site, but the funniest thing (if that’s the right word) is the hermit’s forum with a record so far of 169 users online at once. I guess in these days of the Internet even a self-imposed isolation isn’t what it used to be…
Hippie Name Generator ~ In our street we have a bunch of fake hippies. They have an old bus they leave outside other people’s houses for weeks and sometimes, they walk about in their bare feet with their naked children and sit in it. Mainly though they use a selection of pristine SUVs and have the smartest home around, since spending their parent’s money is a full-time job…
HitBTC ~ For some, I am rather late to the table. Writing in the closing months of 2016 with many still struggling to get their heads around the convoluted principles of Bitcoin, there are already 127 cryptocurrencies in all, according to reliable sources. And folk are trading theses things too in altcoin exchanges, including this one you can run in demo mode just to try your hand.
HM Nautical Almanac Office ~ Don’t be put off by the name, this agency catalogues astronomical data for a wide range of purposes. Be sure to check out the online data and miscellanea sections both with a UK focus, as well as the eclipse portal and the fascinating Websurf project, that enables the precise calculation of Islamic prayer times for instance…
HumanDescent ~ Looking at the stars, it’s hard to imagine how the ancients saw the things they did. I mean Scorpio possibly, maybe Gemini, but the rest of them, I don’t think so. Naming the zodiac again I’d use some of the animals from here. To start I’d have the squeep, the dobbit, the dosp, the goatog, the dorse and the ugly pugling…
I Ching Online ~ Recently I noted that a certain British media astrologer, is now offering automated I Ching sessions for a few pounds or dollars each, depending on your preference. But why would anybody want to pay at all, when you can access interpretations of this quality completely free, or take the option to register and save a record of your readings for just $18 a year?
Importance Of Religion By Country ~ A worldwide poll posed the simple question, “Is religion important in your daily life?”. Just three countries raised a wholly positive response to this, with every answer in the affirmative. These were Bangladesh, Niger and Somalia; though Africa and Asia dominate this list, with the Americas absent until 51st place and Europe till 83rd…
Insecam Project ~ You’re no fool; you have a surveillance camera. It’s wireless, since plugging in a cable is way too tough. You have some great app on your cell phone, to see nothing occurring in the ass-end of space, like usual. Now, you can share your borderline psychosis with small-minded folk all over the world. Let’s just simply hope, you can persuade your camera to cooperate.
Internet Live Stats ~ This website uses an algorithm to generate statistics concerning Internet usage and uptake. For example in 2015, the online population has increased by one billion over the past four years. Yet 75% of all users are in the twenty countries with the greatest Internet penetration. The other 178 nations, are each home to less than 1% of this worldwide total.
Irreligion By Country ~ Writing from the UK at Christmas, this annual festival seems remote from its original meaning. In fact, a Wikipedia article based on a global Gallup poll, named the UK as the sixth least religious country in the world. Sweden heads up a list, that features four Nordic nations in the top ten, along with: China, Estonia, France, the Czech Republic and Japan.
I Write Like ~ This site might be of interest if you author lengthy emails, write for your living or wish that you could. It takes a few paragraphs of prose and tells you which famous author your style most resembles. I used my annual forecasts for three different signs and had contrasting results, but at least these were consistent across further repetitions…